The June 8, 2015, issue of The Weekly of Business Aviation reports on the Falcon 5X, Citation Longitude, NetJet's new leadership and Business Jet Center's new hangar in Dallas:
Dassault Rolls Out Falcon 5X, Targets Third-Quarter First Flight
BORDEAUX, France – Dassault Aviation rolled out its new Falcon 5X business jet during a June 2 ceremony at its Merignac final assembly facility here, before an audience of hundreds of customers, vendors, operators and media.
Marking the company’s first clean-sheet design since unveiling the Falcon 7X in 2007, the Falcon 5X will feature the largest cabin of any standard business jet and a range of 5,200 nm (9,630 km) at Mach .80.
Citation Longitude Revamp In Works, Analysts Says
Aviation plans to debut its next business jet, the Citation Longitude, later this year, the company’s CEO said at last month’s European Business Aviation Convention and Exhibition. But some analysts say the company is revamping the super midsize jet in the meantime.
Talk is thatAviation is reviewing the Longitude’s design points, said Rolland Vincent, an analyst with Rolland Vincent Association. A larger jet could also be in the works.
NetJets Appoints New Top Leadership Following Departure Of CEO
In major management changes at NetJets, two longtime senior executives are returning to lead the private jet company, following the June 1 resignation of its chairman and CEO.
The changes come as NetJets is embroiled in a labor dispute with its pilots’ union.
Business Jet Center Completes $5.5M Hangar At Dallas Love Field
Business Jet Center at Dallas Love Field has completed its new $5.5 million, 31,300-sq.-ft. hangar.
The new hangar has 28-ft.-tall doors and will be able to accommodate multiple aircraft as large as a Gulfstream 650 or Global Express.